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Jungle Goddess (1948)

Approved  |   |  Action, Adventure, Crime  |  13 August 1948 (USA)
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When a plane carrying the daughter of a millionaire crashes in an African jungle, two pilots set out to collect the reward. They discover that she has become the goddess of a primitive ... See full summary »

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Wanda McKay ...
Greta Vanderhorn
Ralph Byrd ...
Bob Simpson
Armida ...
Wanama
Smoki Whitfield ...
Oolonga the witch doctor
Dolores Castle ...
Yvonne
Rudy Robles ...
Nugara
Linda Leighton ...
Helen Phillips (as Linda Johnson)
Helena Grant ...
Mrs. Fitzhugh
Fred Coby ...
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Onest Conley ...
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Zack Williams ...
Chief M'benga
Jack Carroll ...
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When a plane carrying the daughter of a millionaire crashes in an African jungle, two pilots set out to collect the reward. They discover that she has become the goddess of a primitive tribe. An insurgent witch doctor and fierce wild animals make escape from the jungle difficult for the trio. Written by Dave Smith <dave@stat.colostate.edu>

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TEMPTRESS ... of 1000 Untamed Men! RULER ... of a Savage Empire!


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Near the opening of the film, the pilot and his co-pilot are looking downward through binoculars at the animals below. The next shot shows their "view through the binoculars", but the shots of wild animals are all photographed horizontally, by a photographer on the ground. Moments later, as the plane tries to land, we see a view through their cockpit window, showing the ground at a steep angle (appropriate for looking downward from a plane). See more »

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Greta Vanderhorn: What I wouldn't give for a hamburger and some nice french-fried potatoes.
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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: King Dinosaur (1990) See more »

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There's No One in My Heart But You
Written by Irving Bibo
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Not really much to this particular film set in the African jungles
9 December 2014 | by (Alabama) – See all my reviews

This film was featured on the comedy riffing show Mystery Science Theater 3000 and is one of the more dull films to be featured on the show. The number one is the time they did Hamlet. This one was done by Lippert who had many of his films featured on the show and are mainly known for being extremely short yet somehow full of nothing. Usually lots and lots of padding which is strange that he would feel the need to put so much filler in when his films were always generally so short. This one has a couple of stars of note, the one that is most recognizable to me is George Reeves best known as playing Clark Kent/Superman. Other than seeing him, there really isn't a lot else to comment on. The plot is a bore and most of the movie is spent inside native's huts as the characters talk about how to escape. Just not a lot to recommend here.

The story has a couple of guys who fly a plane going to search of an heiress despite the objections of one of the pilots (Reeve's character). The other pilot is a bit of a jerk and he becomes more unstable as the film moves on though. They fly and look through binoculars to find the missing plane and of course are capable of seeing animals from an on the ground perspective. They find the wreckage and then trek through the jungle where they encounter the natives and the jerk immediately gets on their bad side. Soon they will learn the fate of the heiress and have to plan an escape before it's too late!

This film did not make a particularly strong episode of MST3K. A few good Superman references and jokes here and there, but there simply was not enough substance to it. There was literally nothing going on through most of the very short running time of this one. Most of the film is the hero and heroine talking and then the hero and jerk punching each other. Add some stoke footage and some angry natives and that is that. The big escape took a whopping few minutes to complete.

So overall a very dull film that plays out like most Lippert films do. Though, honestly, King Dinosaur and a couple of the other ones are a bit more exciting than this one. This film with its plot would have thrived during the 70's and 80's, however. Look at Zombie Holocaust where a blonde is inexplicably sort of worshiped at the end and she gets nude. Just add cannibals or make it a soft core and this one would have had something to it. As is, a bore where people talk in between stock footage shots.


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